A Chinese delegation is holding talks with the administration of Kostroma Region, central Russia, on supplying Russian kvas concentrate to China and on setting up a joint vegetable processing venture, the regional administration has reported…Full-text article: Russia Beyond the Headlines Sep 2013

Key point

  • Kostroma Oblast is looking to increase agricultural trade and cooperation with the Chinese provinces of Hubei, Zhejiang, and Henan

ChinaAg Comment

  • Russia’s agricultural trade with China is dominated by Russia’s exportation of timber/wood products and seafood. All other agricultural products from Russia are minimal. Russia’s agricultural imports from China are modest and typically consist of value-added products such as processed vegetables, fruits, nuts and seafood. Russia also imports a fair amount of fresh vegetables from China.

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